Scholarship Opportunities for Undergraduate Students in Africa

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East African Community (EAC) is pleased to announce a training program on the interface between peace building and good governance for 4th Year University Students, Recent graduates and Junior Professionals who wish to progress their careers in the fields of peace building, good governance, human rights, public administration and regional integration.

This program also targets individuals interested in learning about the EAC integration, understanding the status, opportunities and challenges of the EAC integration.

The training program will be held at the EAC- Nyerere Centre for Peace Research in Arusha, Tanzania from 24th March – 4th April.

The course structure will consist of class work, guest speakers and independent research. In addition, the program will include visits to various institutions in Arusha especially the international and regional organizations.

The course will aim to answer the central question: How are governance practices linked with conditions for war and peace? It will also discuss the role of intergovernmental organizations in the management of conflicts situation and promotion of good governance.

Special attention will be paid on the East African Community vis a vis powerful individual states such as the US, the UK, France and China.

It will analyze the lessons learnt through case studies in the Great Lakes Region, in Africa and around the World.

This will help practitioners, policy makers and students develop policies in strengthening best practices in governance to establish effective peace within the EAC.

The programme is open to the following: -

  • Fourth year university students in the fields of Political Science, Law, International Relations, Human Rights or related fields; and
  • Junior Professionals and recent graduates with an interest in advancing their careers in the area of peace and security, public administration democratic governance and regional integration.

    Application requirements: -

  • Good command of English language - the program will be delivered in English exclusively;
  • A letter of recommendation from the university or letter from employer/supervisors in the case of junior professionals; and
  • An application, copy of transcript, CV and a two page Essay on why you want to attend the programme and how it will enhance your professional progression in the field of peace building and good governance.

    Limited scholarships are available for East African citizens from EAC universities who meet the requirements. The scholarship will cover program related expenses such as tuition fees, meals and accommodation for the duration of stay in Arusha.

    Other individual applicants within the meaning of junior professional interested in attending this programme will pay minimum tuition fee of USD 500 and cater for their own accommodation and transport costs to the training programme.

    Please send your application to Ms. Kaboha Barbara on email address: BKaboha [at] with copy to venelina.gancheva [at] Applications should reach us not later than 28th February at 5:00 pm, East African Time.

    Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

    For more information and scholarship application materials; see Scholarship Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

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